Archive for May, 2016

Aloe Socotrina

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

An excellent remedy to aid in re-establishing physiological equilibrium after much dosing, where disease and drug symptoms are much mixed. There is no remedy richer in symptoms of portal congestion and none that has given better clinical results, both for the primary pathological condition and secondary phenomena. Bad effects from sedentary life or habits. Especially suitable to lymphatic and hypochondriacal patients. The rectal symptoms usually determine the choice. Adapted to weary people, the aged, and phlegmatic, old beer-drinkers. Dissatisfied and angry about himself, alternating with lumbago. Heat internally and externally. Has been used successfully in the treatment of consumption by giving the pure juice.
BETTER, from cold, open air.
WORSE, early morning; summer; heat; in hot, dry weather; after eating or drinking.

Thuja Occidentalis

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Acts on skin, blood, gastro-intestinal tract, kidneys, and brain. Its relation to the production of pathological vegetations condylomata, warty excrescences, spongy tumors is very important. Moist mucous tubercles. Bleeding fungus growths. Naevus. Excess of venosity.
The main action of Thuja Occidentalis is on the skin and genito-urinary organs, producing conditions that correspond with Hahnemann’s sycotic dyscrasia, whose chief manifestation is the formation of wart-like excrescences upon mucous and cutaneous surfaces – fig-warts and condylomata. Has a specific antibacterial action, as in gonorrhoea and vaccination. Sycotic pains, i.e., tearing in muscles and joints, worse at rest, better in dry weather, worse damp humid atmosphere; lameness. Hydrogenoid constitutions, whose blood is morbidly hydroscopic, so that damp air and water are inimical. Complaints from moonlight. Rapid exhaustion and emaciation. Left-sided and chilly medicine. Variola, aborts the pustule and prevents the suppurating fever. Vaccinosis, viz., inveterable skin troubles, neuralgia, etc.
BETTER, left side; while drawing up a limb.
WORSE, at night, from heat of bed; at 3 A.M. and 3 P.M., from cold, damp air; after breakfast; fat, Coffee; vaccination.

Petroleum

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Strumous diathesis, especially the dark type, who suffer from catarrhal conditions of the mucous membranes, gastric acidity and cutaneous eruptions.
Very marked skin symptoms, acting on sweat and oil glands. Ailments are worse during the winter season. Ailments from riding in cars, carriages, or ships; lingering gastric and lung troubles; chronic diarrhoea. Long-lasting complaints follow mental states – fright, vexation, etc. Chlorosis in young girls with or without ulceration of the stomach.
BETTER, warm air; lying with head high; dry weather.
Worse, dampness, before and during a thunderstorm, from riding in cars, Passive motion; in winter, eating, from mental states.

Cinchona Officinalis

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Debility from exhausting discharges, from loss of vital fluids, together with a Nervous erethism, calls for this remedy. Periodicity is most marked. Sensitive to drafts. Seldom indicated in the earlier stages of acute disease. Chronic gout. Chronic suppurative pyelitis. Post operative gas pains, no relief from passing it.
BETTER, bending double; hard pressure; open air; warmth.
Worse, slightest touch. Draft of air; every other day; loss of vital fluids; at night; After eating; bending over.

Phosphoricum Acidum

Friday, May 13th, 2016

The common acid “debility” is very marked in this remedy, producing a nervous exhaustion. Mental debility first; later physical. A congenial soil for the action of Phos. acid is found in young people who grow rapidly, and who are overtaxed, mentally or physically. Whenever the system has been exposed to the ravages of acute disease, excesses, grief, loss of vital fluids, we obtain conditions calling for it. Pyrosis, flatulence, diarrhoea, diabetes, rhachitis and periosteal inflammation. Neurosis in stump, after amputation. Hemorrhages in typhoid. Useful in relieving pain of cancer.
BETTER, from keeping warm. WORSE, exertion, from being talked to; loss of vital fluids; sexual excesses. Everything impeding circulation causes worse of symptoms.

Mezereum

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Skin symptoms, affections of bones, and neuralgias most important, especially about teeth and face. Bruised, weary feeling in joints, with drawing and stiffness. Pains of various kinds, with chilliness and sensitiveness to cold air. Bone pains. Eruptions after vaccination. Burning, darting sensation in the muscles, subsultus tendinum. Pains shoot upward and seem to draw patient up out of bed. Semi-lateral complaints. Patient is very sensitive to cold air.
BETTER, open air.
WORSE, cold air; night, evening until midnight, warm food, touch, motion.

Aurum Metallicum

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Given full play,Aurum develops in the organism, by attacking the blood, glands, and bone, conditions bearing striking resemblance to mercurial and syphilitic infections; and it is just for such deteriorations of the bodily fluids and alterations in the tissues, that Aurum assumes great importance as a remedy. Like the victim of syphilis, mental states of great depression are produced by it. Hopeless, despondent, and Great desire to commit suicide. Every opportunity is sought for self-destruction. Exostosis, caries, nightly bone-pains, especially cranial, nasal, and palatine. Glands swollen in scrofulous subjects. Palpitation and congestions. Ascites often in conjunction with heart affections. Frequently indicated in secondary syphilis and effects of Mercury. This use of gold as an anti-venereal and anti-scrofulous remedy is very old, but has been well-nigh forgotten by the old school until rediscovered and placed on its scientific basis by homeopathy, and now it can never be lost again. When syphilis is implanted on the scrofulous constitution, we have one of the most intractable morbid conditions, and gold seems to be especially suited to the vile combination. ENNUI. Ozaena; sexual hyperaesthesia. Arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure; nightly paroxysms of pain behind sternum. Sclerosis of liver, arterial system, brain. Pining boys; low spirited, lifeless, weak memory.
WORSE, in cold weather when getting cold. Many complaints come only in winter; from sunset to sunrise.

Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Suits especially scrofulous and lymphatic constitutions who are inclined to have eruptions and glandular swellings. Unhealthy skin. Blondes with sluggish character and weak muscles. Great sensitiveness to all impressions. Sweating patient pulling blanket around him. Locally, it has special affinity to the respiratory mucous membrane, producing croupous catarrhal inflammation, profuse secretion; also easy perspiration. After abuse of Mercury. Infected sinus with pus forming. The tendency to suppuration is most marked, and has been a strong guiding symptom in practice. The lesions spread by the formation of small papules around the side of the old lesion. Chilliness, hypersensitiveness, splinter-like pains, craving for sour and strong things are very characteristic. Feeling as if wind were blowing on some part. The side of the body on which he lies at night becomes gradually insufferably painful; he must turn. Pellagra (material doses required). Syphilis after anti specific gross medication.
BETTER, in damp weather, from wrapping head up, from warmth, after eating.
WORSE, from dry cold winds; cool air; slightest draft; from Mercury, touch; lying on painful side.

Conium Maculatum

Monday, May 9th, 2016

An old remedy, rendered classical by Plato’s graphic description of its employment in the death of Socrates. The Ascending paralysis it produces, ending in death by failure of respiration, show the ultimate tendency of many symptoms produced in the provings, for which Conium Maculatum is an excellent remedy, such as difficult gait, trembling, sudden loss of strength while walking, painful stiffness of legs, etc. Such a condition is often found in old age, a time of weakness, languor, local congestions, and sluggishness. This is the special environment that Conium chooses to manifest its action. It corresponds to the debility, hypochondriasis, urinary troubles, weakened memory, sexual debility found here. Troubles at the change of life, old maids and bachelors. Growth of tumors invite it also. General feeling as if bruised by blows. Great debility in the morning in bed. Weakness of body and mind trembling, and palpitation. Cancerous diathesis. Arteriosclerosis. Caries of sternum. Enlarged glands. Acts on the glandular system, engorging and indurating it, altering its structure like scrofulous and cancerous conditions. Tonic after grippe. Insomnia of multiple neuritis.
BETTER, while fasting, in the dark, from letting limbs hand down, motion and pressure.
WORSE, lying down, TURNING or rising in bed; Celibacy; before and during menses, from taking cold, bodily or mental exertion.

Kali Carbonicum

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The weakness characteristic of all Potassium Salts is seen especially in this, with soft pulse, coldness, general depression, and very characteristic stitches, which may be felt in any part of the body, or in connection with any affection. All Kali pains are Sharp and cutting; nearly all better by motion. Never use any Salts of Potash where there is fever (T. F. Allen). Sensitive to every atmospheric change, and Intolerance of cold weather. One of the best remedies following labor. Miscarriage, for consequent debilitated states. Early morning worse is very characteristic. Fleshy aged people, with dropsical and paretic tendencies. Sweat, backache, and weakness. Throbbing pains. Tendency to dropsy. Tubercular diathesis. Pains from within out, and of stinging character. “Giving-out” sensation. Fatty degeneration. Stinging pains in muscles and internal parts. Twitching of muscles. Pain in small spot on left side. Hypothyroidism. Coxitis.
BETTER, in warm weather, though moist; during day, while moving about.
WORSE, after coition; in cold weather; from soup and Coffee; in morning about three o’clock; lying on left and painful side.